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Former Iberia Parish jail warden files ‘whistle blower’ suit Suit alleges firing due to complaints By Richard Burgess [email protected] The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft...

Sheriff's Office Accused of Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact LAFAYETTE, LA – November 16, 2015: Lawsuit Filed Against Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Alleging Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact The Petition for Damages has been filed against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom, and a Lieutenant of...

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) has settled a wrongful death suit for $225,000 with the family of a man who died after spending 17 days in solitary confinement on a pair of misdemeanors his family claims he never was formally booked for. Filed by the...

Jail Conditions Lawsuit Against Lafayette Sheriff & Consolidated Government   LAFAYETTE, LA, September 28, 2015 – A Complaint for Damages has been filed regarding jail conditions. Lafayette Parish Sheriff , Consolidated Government President and others are named. The jail conditions suit was filed in Western District of...

  Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit for $400K against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal brutality lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate. Jason Brungardt, 41, of Lafayette, filed the suit last year...

Dialing While Driving, Deadly Distractions The next time you’re tempted to make a phone call while you’re behind the wheel, remember this. Dialing while driving increases the risk of a crash or near-crash more than any other sort of distraction. That’s one of the findings of a...

What Shouldn't I Say After a Car Accident? After a car accident, there are steps you must take to ensure your own safety (or anyone else) and, to properly document the accident for law enforcement and insurance reasons. There are also some things you should never,...

Even with the reduced visibility and traction that comes with wet weather driving, many accidents are preventable. Below we provide some recommendations on how to lessen some of the risks brought about by rainy weather driving. Rainy Weather Driving Safety Think. When conditions are bad, drivers have...

Meet Graham, the Crash Test Not-So Dummy, and the Only Human ‘Designed’ to Survive a Car Crash Created in a collaboration between an artist, a trauma surgeon, and crash investigation expert, to build “an interactive lifelike sculpture … designed with bodily features that might be present in...

Are You Taking Unsafe Prescription Drugs? Excuse us for peeking inside your medicine cabinet, but you may be taking unsafe medication. Many medications prescribed by doctors may be harmful to you and your family. Medications such as Estratest, used for hot flashes, or Hylira, a gel...